This fight between Zhang Zhilei and Joe Joyce took place on 23 September, 2023 at the Wembley Arena, London, England.
At 198 cm, both the fighters are of the same height. Despite being of the same height, Joyce has a nice longer reach of 204 cm, which is 6 cms longer than Zhilei's 198 cm. Joyce also has a 6 cm ape index advantage over Zhilei.
Zhilei is coming in to this fight with a record of 25-1-1 (20 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 8 days ago against Joe Joyce, which he won via 6th round TKO.
Joyce comes in with a record of 15-1 (14 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 8 days ago against Zhang Zhilei, which he lost via 6th round TKO.
Zhang Zhilei fights out of the southpaw stance, while Joe Joyce fights out of the orthodox stance.
On the day of the fight, Zhilei will be 40 years and 4 months old. Joyce will be 38 years old.
After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 51-49 in favor of Zhang Zhilei. Note, this is a very close margin, just barely better than a 50-50 case. Here is the prediction for Zhilei vs Joyce II.
Zhang Zhilei defeated Joe Joyce via 3rd round KO. Joyce's losing streak continues, and Zhilei advances his win streak to 2. Zhilei is now 26-1-1, and Joyce 15-2.